Interesting that whenever they say we come from monkeys in an anthropolog=
y class you'll hear a spontaneous burst of laughter. It cannot be help. An=
d even questioning of the idea happens. The prof will say, "we's don'ts s=
ays we's comes froms monkeys, we's says we's comes froms unknowns commons a=
But it looked like a monkey, acted like a monkey and eeked like a monkey.=
.. so why not call it a monkey? Because it was a monkey. =20
Fact is, however, we didn't come from monkeys. The very paleontological f=
acts that are needed to prove we came from monkeys doesn't exist. That's r=
ight, monkey to man is a fantasy, a product of imagination.
We don't _come from_ monkeys - we _are_ monkeys. Chimps and humans are so p=
hysiologically and genetically similar any objective taxonomy would put us =
in the same genus.
And what's amusing about it is that the similarities are so obvious, which =
is why we laugh at Chimps.
I don't precisely because they are so much like us. They creep me out. That's why I never added monkeys to my stuffed animals collection (until, of course, the Angels' Rally Monkey was born).